Police Officers Inspire by Providing Shower, Clothes, and a Haircut to a Homeless Man
News| | By Steven Lerner
Following in the long tradition of law enforcement professionals performing acts of kindness, a group of officers in Upstate New York went out of their way to perform an inspiring act of kindness. The officers literally showered a man with an act of kindness few would forget.
Rome Police Officer Aaron Page spotted a homeless man named Bobby in his city’s downtown area. According to Inside Edition, Bobby was “down on his luck” and desperately wanted a hot shower and a haircut.
Officer Page told Bobby to go to the police precinct the next day. When Bobby arrived at the precinct, a group of police officers joined Page to help him fulfill his promise. The cops gave Bobby a much-needed haircut, a hot shower, and new clothing.
“This morning we provided Bobby with a haircut, a shave, a shower, and a whole new wardrobe of donated clothing,” the police department wrote on its Facebook page. “Bobby left looking like a whole new person and couldn’t thank us enough.”
The Rome Police Department shared photos of Bobby’s special makeover, and they received over 22,000 likes.
“It was all done out of compassion for a fellow man,” a representative from the Rome Police Department told Your Daily Dish. “We as police officers want to help. We saw an opportunity to help someone and we did. As far as the [viral] response, it is totally unexpected, but the support has been amazing.”
Rome PD giving back and providing a helping hand. After some interaction with a man down on his luck, Bobby, said he'd…
If you would like to follow in the footsteps of Aaron Page and the Rome Police Department, you can make a donation to the Coalition for the Homeless or similar organizations. There are also organizations like Start Sleeping, which looks to help homeless individuals find safe, warm places to sleep at night.
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